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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame '13: Who gets the call?

Postby GiantsFan14 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:25 am

mweir145 wrote:I miss that.

Utterly ridiculous that people are really going to try to keep that out of the HOF.


The combination of how high, how far, and how fast it goes out is insane.
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame '13: Who gets the call?

Postby thedude » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:10 am

The steroid discussion is boring and done to death.

My question is, are Kenny Lofton and Curt Schilling hall of famers?
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame '13: Who gets the call?

Postby GiantsFan14 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:33 am

thedude wrote:The steroid discussion is boring and done to death.

My question is, are Kenny Lofton and Curt Schilling hall of famers?


I'm gonna go with no on Lofton and yes on Schilling.
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame '13: Who gets the call?

Postby kaiser » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:01 am

thedude wrote:The steroid discussion is boring and done to death.


Amen.

thedude wrote:My question is, are Kenny Lofton and Curt Schilling hall of famers?


No on both. Schilling is closer than Lofton.

I still hold a grudge from when Lofton came to the Braves as one of the best players in the game, and then promptly forgot how to play baseball for the entire time he was in Atlanta.
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame '13: Who gets the call?

Postby HOOTIE » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:46 am

mweir145 wrote:I've largely stopped caring about this every year with the holier-than-thou, no-nothing writer types who decide who get in (it's kind of like those ridiculous awards they give out too), but the baseball HOF should not be taken seriously at all if it doesn't include Bonds and Clemens (who are arguably the best hitter and best pitcher in the entire history of the sport). I have little doubt that the BBWAA will let baseball down once again come January, though.



Yep. But hey, you can go to the HOF and see Jim Rice!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame '13: Who gets the call?

Postby HOOTIE » Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:54 am

thedude wrote:The steroid discussion is boring and done to death.

My question is, are Kenny Lofton and Curt Schilling hall of famers?


It might be boring, but it is relevent.
A HOF without Bonds and Clemens, is like a milkshake without milk.

The voters will most likely banish

Clemens
Bonds
Sosa
Piazza
Bagwell
McGwire

I wouldn't spend a dime to see Jim Rice type players, and not these 6 much superior players.
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame '13: Who gets the call?

Postby kaiser » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:31 am

HOOTIE wrote:
thedude wrote:The steroid discussion is boring and done to death.

My question is, are Kenny Lofton and Curt Schilling hall of famers?


It might be boring, but it is relevent.
A HOF without Bonds and Clemens, is like a milkshake without milk.

The voters will most likely banish

Clemens
Bonds
Sosa
Piazza
Bagwell
McGwire

I wouldn't spend a dime to see Jim Rice type players, and not these 6 much superior players.


I bet Clemens and Bonds get in. I bet the others won't.
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame '13: Who gets the call?

Postby Izenhart » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:07 am

Why isn't Larry Walker a no brainer pick? Just a longevity thing? I think too much stock is put into the numbers TBH.
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame '13: Who gets the call?

Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:22 am

Izenhart wrote:Why isn't Larry Walker a no brainer pick? Just a longevity thing? I think too much stock is put into the numbers TBH.

That and Colorado. He's a HOF talent that couldn't stay healthy IMO.

Lofton: My first reaction wasy no way. After looking at the numbers, not good enough. I can't imagine he gets enough votes.

Schilling squeeks in for me and will probably have no trouble getting voted in.
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Re: Baseball Hall of Fame '13: Who gets the call?

Postby thedude » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:44 am

I think Lofton is a lot closer than I believed originally. Best defensive center fielder for a period of time. Elite base runner. Hit .300 for his career. .370 on OBP. He did not hit home runs, but he did rob home runs. If I had to choose between Tim Raines and Kenny Lofton for my team, I would probably choose Kenny Lofton.

That said, I probably would not vote for him, but, like I said, it is a lot closer than I originally believed.
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